Duran Duran looks to the future with expansive tour coming to Austin
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English new wave band Duran Duran has made plans for an expansive version of "The Future Past Tour" in 2023, which include a stop at Austin's Moody Center on June 6.
They will visit 26 cities across North America over the course of four months, starting on May 27 at a festival in Napa Valley, California. In addition to the Austin stop, they will also play in Houston on June 9 and Dallas on June 10.
The longer arena tour is in contrast to their 2022 tour, which only went to 11 cities, including a lone Texas stop in Fort Worth. This is the band's first time back in the Austin area since they played the Germania Insurance Ampitheater in 2016.
As on last year's tour, Duran Duran will be showcasing their 2021 album, also called Future Past. They'll also be bringing back Nile Rodgers & CHIC as special guests, and this time around, they'll have English pop rock band Bastille along for the ride.
In addition to touring for Future Past, their best-selling album in almost 20 years, 2022 was a banner year for Duran Duran, as they were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, a no-brainer given their long and successful career.
"It’s remarkable to me that as a band, we are still hitting new milestones, and introducing the sound of DD to new generations of music lovers," said lead singer Simon Le Bon in a statement. "We are truly grateful that we get to do what we do on a daily basis, and that we still love our job as much as we did when we started out some four decades ago."
The "Future Past Tour" artist pre-sale will begin at 10 am on Monday, February 13; members (and those who wish to join) can go to duranduran.com and click the MEMBERS tab for more details.
Citi cardmembers will have access to presale tickets beginning February 13 at 2 pm until Wednesday, February 15 at 10 pm through the Citi Entertainment program.
Additional pre-sales will be added on February 14 and will end on Wednesday, February 15 at 10 pm. Tickets will go on sale to the general public starting on Thursday, February 16 at 10 am.
2023 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
- 05/27 – Bottlerock Festival – Napa Valley, CA
- 05/28 – SAP Center – San Jose, CA
- 05/31 – Climate Pledge Arena – Seattle, WA
- 06/01 – Moda Center – Portland, OR
- 06/03 – Vivint Arena – Salt Lake City, UT
- 06/06 – Moody Center – Austin, TX
- 06/07 – Smoothie King Center – New Orleans, LA
- 06/09 – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – The Woodlands, TX
- 06/10 – American Airlines Center – Dallas, TX
- 06/13 – Bridgestone Arena – Nashville, TN
- 06/15 – State Farm Arena – Atlanta, GA
- 06/17 – Amalie Arena – Tampa, FL
- 06/18 – FLA Live Arena – Sunrise, FL
- 08/24 – Golden 1 Center – Sacramento, CA
- 08/26 – T-Mobile Arena – Las Vegas, NV
- 08/28 – Red Rocks Amphitheatre – Morrison, CO
- 08/29 – Red Rocks Amphitheatre – Morrison, CO
- 08/31 – Minnesota State Fair – St. Paul, MN
- 09/01 – Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island – Chicago, IL
- 09/03 – CMAC – Canandaigua, NY
- 09/06 – TD Garden – Boston, MA
- 09/07 – Wells Fargo Center – Philadelphia, PA
- 09/09 – PPG Paints Arena – Pittsburgh, PA
- 09/10 – Blossom Music Center – Cuyahoga Falls, OH
- 09/13 – Capital One Arena – Washington, DC
- 09/16 – Little Caesars Arena – Detroit, MI
- 09/19 – Scotiabank Arena – Toronto, ON